The department was established in 2002 under the name of “Department of Information Engineering” it announced its first batch of students according to the university system plan quarters, the study was a three-year period, which lasted until the academic year (2004-2005) where it had adopted a semester system and the study period had become a term of four years. Then it accepted its first batch of students, according to the central admissions plan to the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The department has opened programs of study in postgraduate studies (Master of Science and PhD) in information and communication engineering since its establishment in 2002. A new name has been adopted for the department (Department of Information and Communication Engineering) after obtaining the expansion of the college and the creation of new sections in the academic year (2008-2009). The department aims to graduate engineering staff able to develop information and communication systems and applications, management and used effectively and efficiently to provide integrated quality in information and communications technology services and grant them a Bachelor of Science degree in Information and Communication Engineering.